Ford says committee must decide how to handle audit
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford told radio listeners this weekend that it will be up to a committee to decide how to respond to an audit that concluded he broke spending rules during his election campaign in 2010.
The mayor made it clear Sunday that he couldn’t say much because the matter was still before a City of Toronto compliance audit committee, which must now decide how to move forward based on the results of the audit.
"We’ll take it from there and see what happens when it goes before the committee and let's just hope for the best," Ford said Sunday, when speaking on the radio show he hosts each weekend on Newstalk 1010.
The audit, which was released Friday, concluded that the mayor overspent during his 2010 mayoral campaign by $40,168.
A panel of three people, who make up the compliance audit committee, must now analyze the results of the forensic audit and decide if a special prosecutor should be brought in.
The audit is the latest in a series of rulings involving the mayor of Canada’s largest city.
Ford recently won an appeal of a removal order that would otherwise have ousted him from office.
He also was the subject of a defamation lawsuit that was dismissed in December.
On Friday, Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday said the ongoing challenges seemed to be "piling up on the mayor," though he acknowledged that Ford has largely been successful in fighting them.
"He’s won two of his cases, let’s hope he wins his third," Holyday told reporters.